Name
DiciPedia
Topic
Digital skills
Learning time
305 minutes
Designed time
325 minutes
Number of students
60 of different european schools - eTwinning project
Description
The purpose of this project is to create an ebook guide that will help students develop critical thinking skills, necessary to use popular online tools in a safe and ethical way. The general purpose is to prepare the students through these skills to become active and responsible workers in a highly technological society.
Aims
To increase the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in a safe and ethical manner, with particular attention to key skills relating to: • online safety • authenticating online information • understanding of the importance of copyright laws and plagiarism • protecting own privacy • managing online relationships • dealing with cyberbullying To work collaboratively with teachers and pupils of other European schools.
Outcomes
  • Knowledge
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Affective learning outcomes
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
No outcomes are set
Editor
mariateresa
Preparatory phase 
85 minutes)
  • Produce
    30
    60
    0
    The students of school partner prepare a video where they introduce themselves and their teachers, their school ,their hometown and all in the etwinning twinspace
  • Practice
    15
    20
    0
    The students of each group answer a quiz, which includes information presented in the video of their partners. This step aims to cause interaction between the two groups.
  • Collaborate
    30
    60
    0
    A video conference between the groups is held via Skype or oVoo, where one of the students in each group introduces the class as a whole. Students get to know each other online, talking, posing extra questions and cross-checking information exchanged in the videos and the quizzes.
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Pupil answers to a survey about the use of technologies that they make in their lives and reflect on their use
Notes:
Resources attached: 0
Operating phase
180 minutes)
  • Investigate
    30
    6
    0
    Pupils divided into international groups search in internet informations, videos, games about the responsable use of technology
  • Collaborate
    20
    60
    0
    Using Piratepad pupils of several partner school write what they have learned.
  • Produce
    25
    20
    2
    Pupils organize the informations written in various categories (no more than six), assign each category a title. It is attached an example
  • Discuss
    20
    60
    0
    On the basis of each category pupils of several partner school collaboratively create a common set of interviews to be addressed to the members of their community (teachers, school principal, parents, experts) and film this activity.
  • Collaborate
    40
    20
    0
    Pupils create games on the various aspects of responsible use of technology
  • Produce
    45
    60
    0
    Using My Ebook Maker pupils from various schools create an ebook containing the interactive map, the interviews, the games and create a glossary
Notes:
Resources attached: 0
Restructuring phase
60 minutes)
  • Discuss
    45
    60
    0
    Students answer to a questionnaire on the activities undertaken and realize a videoconference.
  • Collaborate
    15
    60
    0
    Using a SWOT analysys students reflect and discuss the experience made highlighting the strengths and weaknesses.
Notes:
Resources attached: 0